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7 round mock draft lands 49ers serious physicality at WR, CB

The 49ers need help at wide receiver and cornerback, and this mock drafts hits on both early.

Our old friends at Draft Tek are kicking things into gear once again, and have their seven-round mock draft projected out for April. Draft Tek inputs data to create a computer generated mock draft. They have plenty of hits and misses, but it provides a fun look at a broader range of picks. First round mock drafts can get a little old if they don’t bring some sizzle, so this is fun checking out a whole class of 49ers rookies.

Their latest 2018 NFL mock draft came through late last week, with a new one coming later this week. They found the San Francisco 49ers a lot of help on both sides of the ball, with incredible athletic specimens with their first and second round picks. The 49ers land SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton and Florida State cornerback Tarvarus McFadden to get help outside on offense and defense. Sutton brings incredible size, and would be the 49ers tallest receiver by a long shot, while McFadden brings the necessary size to help in Robert Saleh’s defensive scheme.

The mock draft hit on some big needs early, but left edge and linebacker depth for later. Those are two areas that are big needs. The edge rusher position got a spark from Cassius Marsh alongside Elvis Dumervil, but the 49ers lack a big name long-term option. Linebacker looked improved, but Reuben Foster is a huge question mark. Add in Eli Harold in the final year of his deal and Malcolm Smith coming off a torn pectoral muscle, and there are plenty of questions.

Here’s a rundown of the nine-man class courtesy of Draft Tek.

1(10). Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
2(59). Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
3(70). Brendan Mahon, OG, Penn State
3(74). B.J. Hill, DT, NC State
4(124). Rashaad Penny, RB, SDSU
5(134). Davin Bellamy, OLB, Georgia
6(170). Tyquan Lewis, Edge, Ohio State
7(201). Devron Davis, CB, UT-San Antonio
7(214). Simmie Cobbs, Jr., WR, Indiana